In its various configurations, the AR-15 is arguably the most versatile rifle on the planet. With designs suited for fighting, plinking and hunting at distances from a few feet to a thousand yards, the AR’s capabilities and applications run the gamut. Just as no rifle or carbine is right for every job, neither is every optic. Today’s rifleman has such a wide variety of optics, the choices can be overwhelming. Let’s take a look at the best AR-15 optics at every price point.
- We’re starting to see more AR-15’s set up for long-range varmint and predator hunting. If your rifle is a truck gun for taking shots at coyotes across the pasture, or a .204 that you run hot over prairie dog towns, the Simmons Predator Quest 4.5-18x44mm will serve you well without maxing out your credit card. This optic has a vast magnification range, a generous objective lens and a 30mm main tube, allowing it to transmit plenty of light. With turret adjustments for windage and elevation, and side-focus for parallax, this scope offers all the tools to make precision shots. Price: $152.95